The good news: Spring is nearly here. The bad news: As the days get longer, it’s easier to miss out on those crucial eight hours of sleep, and I never seem to find time the next morning to catch up on the rest I promise myself the night before. It’s no wonder the first place I show signs of aging is under my eyes. Thus, I’m always trying to get the right blend of a great eye cream—one that doesn’t leave too greasy a finish—and an even greater concealer that isn’t too cakey.
You’ve got to hand it to Dr. Perricone, who addressed both needs with one product. The No Concealer Concealer ($45) is an ingenious little wonder that helps you look awake and refreshed with just a single pump of peachy beige liquid. This upscale multitasker also doubles as a broad spectrum, mineral-based SPF 35 to protect the fragile skin around the eye, which is prone to dryness, and also prevents those dark circles from getting darker.
Take it from a girl who has little time for an arsenal of products in the morning: I adore the dual benefits of the concealer, which uses neuropeptides to firm and lift the sagging skin and vitamin C for brightness. Both work together to improve fine lines and wrinkles and help cover imperfections without settling into creases. The neutrally balanced peachy shade will suit most light-to-medium skin tones, and the non-chemical formula works well with even the most sensitive skin types (and contact-lens wearers).
The concealer does a fantastic job of covering up minor discolorations, and the non-sticky texture is superbly easy to blend with the feathery touch of your finger. It won’t fade by noon, and the smallest bit goes a long way. As much as it pains me to stay up later than 11 p.m., I now feel better knowing I can diffuse the next morning’s consequences with minimal effort. I say: Fake it till you make (to bed).
A native Angeleno, Navdeep Mundi is a Leo, hates cilantro, and has studied beauty products for more than 18 years. She spends her days directing media and strategy and her nights sniffing out slightly quirky yet impeccably pretty things along with her German Shepherd, Le Tigre.